Daniel Palka
1B | Bats/Throws: L/L | 6' 2" 240LBS | Age: 32
Draft: 2013 | Rd: 3, #88, Arizona Diamondbacks | Georgia Tech
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2018 449 417 56 100 27 2 .240 .294 .484 .778
2019 93 84 4 9 2 0 .107 .194 .179 .373
2 Seasons 542 501 60 109 29 2 .218 .277 .433 .710
AVG HR SB OPS
2018 .240 27 2 .778
2019 .107 2 0 .373
2 Seasons .218 29 2 .710
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Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2018 26 1839 264 38 14.4 8.5 92.3 118.4 11.6 28.0 .227 .447 .329 .312 .452 49.0 34.1 6.7
2019 27 383 49 3 6.1 3.2 87.4 115.2 15.0 22.4 .146 .229 .174 .212 .274 34.7 37.6 8.6
Player 2222 313 41 13.1 7.6 91.5 118.4 12.2 27.2 .213 .410 .302 .295 .424 46.8 34.7 7.0
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2018 45.8 26.5 20.1 7.6 41.7 38.6 19.7 2.3 35.6 22.3 18.6 6.1 14.4 8.5
2019 49.0 16.3 14.3 20.4 36.7 49.0 14.3 2.0 42.9 32.7 14.3 2.0 6.1 3.2
Player 46.3 24.9 19.2 9.6 40.9 40.3 18.8 2.2 36.7 24.0 17.9 5.4 13.1 7.6
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2019 4-Seamer -1.7 -3 164 42.8 32 .077 .192 .222 46.3 43.8 24.6 .118 .215 .245 41.7
2019 Changeup -4.7 -3 55 14.4 15 .133 .133 .120 27.3 26.7 20.0 .155 .176 .143 36.4
2019 Curveball -5.0 -3 51 13.3 15 .143 .143 .167 38.5 40.0 24.0 .125 .144 .157 25.0
2019 Slider -8.6 -4 41 10.7 14 .077 .077 .114 38.1 35.7 29.4 .177 .218 .207 25.0
2019 Sinker 0.8 0 37 9.7 6 .200 .800 .450 42.1 33.3 25.0 .268 .871 .508 66.7
2019 Cutter -4.6 -1 22 5.7 6 .167 .167 .150 42.9 50.0 42.9 .097 .105 .094 0.0
2019 Splitter -11.6 -1 9 2.3 5 .000 .000 .000 0.0 20.0 20.0 .184 .226 .178 50.0
2019 Slurve -0.9 0 3 0.8 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2018 4-Seamer 0.7 4 635 34.5 135 .275 .575 .408 34.8 35.6 22.9 .234 .477 .344 56.9
2018 Sinker 0.1 0 312 17.0 78 .243 .543 .366 18.5 19.2 22.4 .271 .613 .406 49.1
2018 Curveball -0.5 -1 265 14.4 59 .186 .373 .240 49.6 50.8 34.5 .164 .341 .213 44.8
2018 Slider 0.5 1 262 14.2 67 .246 .385 .322 39.1 41.8 26.9 .225 .346 .271 40.5
2018 Changeup -0.6 -1 229 12.5 69 .212 .470 .328 44.0 29.0 33.3 .219 .415 .290 54.3
2018 Cutter 3.4 2 66 3.6 16 .333 .533 .447 22.2 6.3 4.8 .317 .543 .388 35.7
2018 Splitter 4.1 1 31 1.7 10 .300 .700 .415 50.0 30.0 30.0 .305 .670 .408 28.6
2018 Slurve -5.2 -1 25 1.4 6 .000 .000 .000 16.7 66.7 28.6 .051 .069 .052 0.0
2018 Sweeper -6.3 -1 12 0.7 5 .000 .000 .000 75.0 80.0 66.7 .066 .072 .064 100.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2018 445 1,837 11 -18 5 7 5
2019 93 382 -8 -8 0 2 -13
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2018 1,839 47.2 70.1 72.5 29.9 44.8 42.5 37.7 48.9 36.3 6.4 82.2
2019 383 43.7 69.5 70.7 38.6 47.0 41.4 44.1 52.2 39.5 5.5 85.7
Player 2,222 46.6 70.0 72.2 31.5 45.3 42.3 38.8 49.5 36.9 6.3 82.7
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 29.6 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
2018 37 16 65 83 6 81 96 94 100 94 2 26 2 37 43
2019 97 37
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2018 22.1 27 26.4 1 10 10 17 63.0
2019 24.7 2 2.0 0 0 0 2 100.0
Player 22.3 29 28.4 1 10 10 19 65.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2018 27 31 23 28 27 26 27 26 23 24 25 29 30 24 26 28 25 25 26 28 27 28 31 27 23 25 25 26 29 27 24
2019 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Player 29 33 25 30 29 28 29 28 25 26 27 31 32 26 28 30 27 27 28 30 29 30 33 29 25 27 27 28 31 29 26
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2018 2019 +/-  
Exit Velocity 92.3 87.4 -4.9
Launch Angle 11.6 15.0 3.4
Barrel % 14.4 6.1 -8.3
Hard Hit % 49.0 34.7 -14.3
Sweet Spot % 28.0 22.4 -5.6
xBA .227 .146 -0.081
BA .240 .107 -0.133
xwOBA .312 .212 -0.100
wOBA .329 .174 -0.155
xSLG .447 .229 -0.218
SLG .484 .179 -0.305
K% 34.1 37.6 3.5
BB% 6.7 8.6 1.9
Swing % 48.9 52.2 3.3
Whiff% 36.3 39.5 3.2
In Zone % 47.2 43.7 -3.5
Out of Zone % 52.8 56.3 3.5
Out of Zone Swing % 29.9 38.6 8.7
First Pitch Swing % 37.7 44.1 6.4
First Pitch Strike % 61.9 64.5 2.6
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2018 Shifts L 446 262 58.7 .311 .342
2019 Shifts L 93 69 74.2 .086 .205
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2018 521 15.9 39.0% 1.9% 310 21.3 2.9% 3.5%
2019 109 16.1 33.9% 1.8% 46 22.7 0.0% 8.7%
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